Hallucinogens and Shamanism

Hallucinogens and Shamanism Anthropologists report their findings on the use and importance of hallucinogenic plants in shamanistic practices

  • Title: Hallucinogens and Shamanism
  • Author: Michael Harner
  • ISBN: 9780195016499
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anthropologists report their findings on the use and importance of hallucinogenic plants in shamanistic practices.

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      Published :2019-09-21T19:16:47+00:00

    About “Michael Harner”

    1. Michael Harner

      The founder and president of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Dr Michael Harner Michael J Harner pioneered the introduction of shamanism and the shamanic drum journey to contemporary life and is recognized as the world leader in this movement.

    325 thoughts on “Hallucinogens and Shamanism”

    1. This is a collection of ten anthropological studies that explore the use of hallucinogens in shamanism. Michael Harner serves as the book’s editor, and does a good job of including studies that provide different sets of information to the reader.I think I first heard about this book from a Terence McKenna speech, and was pleasantly surprised to find it a few weeks ago in my local used bookstore. It is a fairly old book, so I was already familiar with its content. It was definitely enlightening [...]


    2. Early collection of essays on hallucinogens and shamanism, mostly Ayahuasca use among South American Indians; some psylocybin mushrooms too. Mostly academic anthropologists, with one writerly contribution by a close observer who was married to the daughter of a mushroom shaman. Several authors admit to using the substances themselves; in one essay by Harner he says that, after participating in an Ayahuasca ceremony, he felt that anthropologists had not paid enough attention to the power of these [...]


    3. This is an excellent little book. I picked it up for the essay "The Mushrooms of Language" which was recommended by Terrence McKenna in one of his talks. It is a beautiful essay on the effects of psilocybin on language in the shamanic tradition. Some other notable articles in the book include one on the role of hallucinogenic plants in the European witchcraft, and the rest focus on ayahuasca and peyote.





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